02Apr 2015

Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO), an organization supporting the Iranian LGBTI community, requested we share with our readers their summary review of Iran’s response to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations’s  Human Rights Council (UNHRC). We provide IRQO’s statement here, very slightly edited. by Denis LeBlanc Resource:                 […]

09Nov 2014

This morning (Thursday October 30), Saghi Ghahra​man, director of Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO), met with honourable John Baird, foreign minister of Canada, in a roundtable in Ottawa. Th​e ​roundtable was held in honour of Dr. Ahmad Shahid, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on the condition​s​ of human rights in Iran. Ambassador ​Andrew Bennet of […]

07Nov 2014

Submitted By: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) Endorsed By: Arseh Sevom Iran Human Rights Santa Clara Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Tonga Leitis’ Association (TLA) – Tonga Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN) – Tonga Download the report here: UPRSubmission

27Oct 2014

Contributed by: Hossein Alizadeh, Regional Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa, OutRight Action International On Friday, Oct. 31 the United Nations Hum Resource: OutRight an Rights Council will examine Iran’s human rights record in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review. Impact Iran, a coalition of human rights organizations, including OutRight Action International, […]

11Oct 2013

Mehr News Agency, an Iranian official news agency, is reporting that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has cracked down on a “large circle of Satanism and Sodomy” in the city of Kermanshah. Many other websites close to the government are also reporting the same news. Mehr reports that the “circle” had “tens” of members, […]

25Jul 2013

Because of Islam’s many sects and a lack of centralized religious authority, there is no one opinion on the status and rights of LGBT peoples.The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) notes that of the seven countries that currently have the death penalty for homosexuality, all are Muslim or predominantly Muslim states. In Saudi Arabia, governed by […]

10Apr 2013

Economic Social Cuturla Rights of LGBT in Iran This shadow report is submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (hereinafter “CESCR” or “the Committee”) on the occasion of its 50th Session (29 April – 17 May 2013) by Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs […]

10Apr 2013

Iranian Queer Organization – IRQO Report on Iranian LGBT Refugees Turkey – 2013 Transit Countries Violation of LGBT rights is not limited to those LGBT individuals living in Iran. IRQO regularly receives significant number of sexual harassment reports from its clients in transit and host countries due to several reasons such as lack of legal […]

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